Nov. 18, 2011
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -
Senior Paige Brink and junior Alyssa Tran each had a hand in a pair of wins, but it was not enough as the Army women's swimming and diving team fell at C.W. Post, 135-123, Friday evening at Pratt Recreation Center.
C.W. Post won 10 of the 14 events to remain undefeated at 4-0. Army, meanwhile, falls to 2-5 on the season.
Brink won the 200-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 2 minutes, 11.17 seconds. Tran took gold in the 100-yard breaststroke in a clocking of 1:09.18. The two upperclassmen then teamed with sophomores Juliette Wallerstein and Grace Hamilton to win the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:38.82).
Junior Julianna Lynch provided Army's only other victory, winning the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:10.27.
Army registered nine second-place finishes during the competition.
Freshman Sam Allen led the way with three runner-up showings. The first-year swimmer took the silver in the 100 breast (1:09.19), 200 breast (2:28.41) and 400 IM (4:42.57).
Tran added a second-place effort in the 50-yard freestyle (25.11), while sophomore Lara Stouffer placed second in the 100 back (1:00.66). Freshmen Audrey Brown and Kristen Barta each recorded a runner-up finish with Brown taking silver in the 1000 free (10:47.59) and Barta earning a second-place ribbon in the 500 free (5:14.90).
The Black Knights also finished runner-up in both the 200 free relay and the 400 medley relay.
"I thought we raced hard today," said Army head coach Mickey Wender. "This meet served as a good learning experience for our young team. There were several bright spots in this meet. I thought a lot of different people stepped up for us. We continue to get better and remain on track for where we want to be. I think we're moving in the right direction, and I like where we're at."
Army falls to 2-1 all-time versus C.W. Post. The Black Knights defeated the Pioneers in each of the previous two seasons.
The Army men return to action on Saturday, Nov. 19, when the Black Knights travel to New York, N.Y., to face Columbia in a non-league dual meet. The first events are slated to begin at 12 p.m.